SALT LAKE CITY -- The Summit County sheriff's office says a man was killed after being buried in an avalanche Friday in the Uinta Mountains.
Summit County sheriff's Det. Ronald Bridge says the slide was reported just after 2 p.m. through authorities in Uinta County, Wyo. The avalanche occurred in the popular snowmobiling area called "Superbowl" in the Moffit Basin of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. The area is near the Utah-Wyoming border.
Bridge says the man was snowmobiling with four friends when the slide occurred.
He says a medical helicopter sent to the scene located the man. The helicopter's medical team pronounced him dead before Summit County search and rescue teams could reach the area.
The man's name was not immediately released.
The Utah Avalanche Center on Friday had forecast avalanche conditions in the High Uinta Wilderness at Level 3, or considerable. That means dangerous conditions exist on steep slopes and that human-triggered slides would have the potential to be deep.